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Washington, Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:23 PM PDT on July 29, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday for
gusty winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM PDT Saturday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... Washington and Oregon fire zone 641 covering
the lower Columbia Basin and Blue Mountain foothills.
Washington fire zone 675 covering the Hanford district and the
Yakima Valley.

* Timing... the strongest winds will occur between 3 PM and 8 PM.

* Wind... southwest to west wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* Humidity... 12 to 18 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.






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